In North Carolina, Barack Obama has opened up a twenty-three percentage point lead over Hillary Clinton. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that Obama attracts 56% of the vote while Clinton earns 33%. A month ago, Obamaâ€™s lead was just seven percentage points.
While the absolute numbers are different, the trend is similar to results from Pennsylvania where Obama gained ten-points on Clinton during the month of March.
However, cause for concern for Obama?
Perhaps the only disturbing news for Obama in the survey is that most Clinton voters (56%) say they are not likely to vote for the Illinois Senator in the general election against John McCain. A month ago, 45% of Clinton voters said they were not likely to vote for Obama against McCain.
Yes, there will be plenty of time to mend fences with these voters after the primary contest is over, but he can’t like how divisive this contest is getting.
Other recent posts about North Carolina:
- Poll: Obama Up By Nearly 20 In North Carolina
- Poll: Obama Up 15 In North Carolina
- Poll: Obama Up Big In North Carolina, Race Speech Helping?
More as it develops…